Lazarus effect
 n.— «To reappear after 11 million years is more exciting than if the rodent really had been a new species…Indeed, such reappearances are so rare that paleontologists dub them “the Lazarus effect.”» —“A rodent from the past” in D.C. Toronto Sun (Canada) Mar. 10, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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